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Donald Trump

Trump’s US-Mexico border wall ‘could cost $31bn’

20 Jan 17

Cost consultant Gleeds calculates key election pledge could far exceed 45th president’s $12bn estimate

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Kier continues to top tables with £293m contracts in December

20 Jan 17

Contractor thrashes rivals with £485m haul for final two months of 2016 with Wates coming second last

Theresa May

Construction leaders: Act to stop bad EU deal for industry

19 Jan 17

Lord Stunell, Mace and the RIBA warn of pitfalls of flawed deal for building sector as May outlines ‘hard’ Brexit plans



The sky’s the limit

20 Jan 17

New York is home to some of the most pioneering modern engineering feats - a 7,000-ton hovering stadium roof, impossibly skinny skyscrapers and a mammoth flood defence system disguised as a park


Trump International Golf Club, Dubai


18 Jan 17

Donald Trump’s architecture talks louder than the man himself, with its gaudy interiors and unashamed excess. But what do his developments reveal about the man who promises to transform America?


Hansom HT

Hansom: Money, money, money

20 Jan 17

This week, the Garden Bridge Trust is keen to close its funding gap and a place close to my heart is getting a big cash boost. However, one lucky householder doesn’t have to worry about how much things cost …

Project news


Tottenham heading for Wembley

20 Jan 17

Club board due to make final decision on moving this March

54 Marsh Wall

Planners back rejigged Docklands tower

18 Jan 17

Rolfe Judd’s 41-storey Marsh Wall tower recommended for approval

Google HQ Kings Cross aerial

Lendlease set for prized £650m Google HQ

17 Jan 17

Exclusive: Firm sees off remaining rival Sir Robert McAlpine for prestigious scheme

The Fellowship Inn

Pub where legendary boxer lived set to be renovated

17 Jan 17

Sir Henry Cooper lived in pub ahead of Muhammad Ali fight, while Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac played gigs there


Paris to spruce up Eiffel Tower for Olympics bid

17 Jan 17

New reception areas and upgrades to lower second-floor proposed for €300m programme

Hackney estate regeneration

Green light for £200m Hackney estate regen

17 Jan 17

Karakusevic Carson Architects-led programme set to deliver 400 new homes

Sketch of the week

Basilica da Estrela

Sketch of the week: Basilica da Estrela

20 Jan 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Martin Douglas, associate director of Bristol-based Pad Design

Piccadilly Circus lights

Image of the week: Dying of the light

19 Jan 17

People watch the iconic advertising screens at Piccadilly Circus being switched off


Sarah Richardson

What kind of Brexit?

19 Jan 17

Building is calling on our readers to complete our survey about your priorities for the sector in the negotiations ahead


Make yourself heard

Brexit: Make yourself heard

19 Jan 17

As Theresa May makes clear that she favours full separation from the EU and we approach the March deadline to trigger Article 50, Building launches a survey to find out what readers want from the Brexit deal, both for your business and the wider industry


Michael Dall

Commercial sector slowdown

20 Jan 17 | By Michael Dall

Investor sentiment in the commercial sector is falling, as office capital values drop

Andrew Stunell

Construction must not be left out

19 Jan 17 | By Andrew Stunell

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit has done little to reassure construction that the government understands the industry’s concerns, says Andrew Stunell

James Wates

Move on up

18 Jan 17 | By James Wates

Construction has always valued experience and ability over background and connections. But it can still do a lot more to help increase social mobility - and apprenticeships should be at the heart of our efforts

Online poll

Theresa May

Online poll: Single market

18 Jan 17

Will Theresa May’s decision to leave the EU single market have a negative knock-on effect for UK construction? Vote here

From the archive

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This week in 2016

20 Jan 17

One year ago, Building was investigating what might happen in the event of a Brexit vote


Stephanie Canham

Out off site, out of mind?

20 Jan 17 | By Stephanie Canham

Modular construction is gaining support from major clients but the point at which legal ownership of off-site goods and materials passes to the purchaser is a crucial question

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Non-delegable duty

20 Jan 17 | By Ted Lowery

Did a contractor owe a non-delegable duty in respect of the actions of its independent subcontractor?

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